What can you take to feel better if you have the flu?

Various. High dose probiotics to rebuild normal gut bacteria which keep you healthy, high dose vitamin d to rev up immune system (50, 000 iu vit d3 daily for 3 days), olive leaf extract to rev up immune system, and chicken soup for comfort (it really does help treat it as well!). Once better make sure you maintain your daily probiotic and vit d at least 5000iu daily to maintain a blood level around 75.

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Been taking fever reducer/pain relievers for 48 hours, bc I think I have the flu. Still have a 99.5F fever. What can I take to feel better?

Rest and fluids. Likely this is just a minor case of the flu or just a cold. A true fever in the medical sense is when you hit 101.3 F or 38.5 C. For a minor temperature of 99.5 you can take a Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you wanted. You just need rest and fluids (soups). If the fever continues to rise even on Tylenol (acetaminophen) or if you start having severe sweats, coughing with phlegm. Then you should get checked out by your doctor. Read more...

What to take when you have the flu at college?

Same thing at home. Sorry to hear you don't feel well. There are a lot of over the counter remedies to help- tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, Motrin for aches, cough suppressant, throat losenges. Just make sure you are getting better over the next couple of days and not worse. Limit your contacts as well and wash your hands a lot. Read more...

Should you take antivirals such as tamiflu/relenza if you have the flu & asthma?

I would. Although you need to start them in the first 48hrs , these meds do reduce the replication of flu germs and for many make the illness more tolerable. For about 30% the meds will not help at all, due to drug resistence. If taken too late, there is less benefit if drug sensitive. Read more...

I have the flu at the moment. I did not take a shot, I do not believe in them. I've been sick for a week. Help?

Too late. You have to wait till it gets out of your system and see your doctor if it does not get better in couple of days as there may be complication of flu like sinusitis or pneumonia get the vaccine next time and every year. Read more...

I have the flu and I need some tips on how I can feel better quickly, because I have a heaps big week coming up?

Flu. It doesn't work like that. Your body doesn't care that you have a "big week coming up". You need rest, proper nutrition and plenty of hydration. You also take OTC medication for symptomatic relief to enable more restful sleep. You will feel better when you feel better. Read more...

I am nursing and have the flu, what can I take?

Most OTC cold meds. Over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok while breastfeeding, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use dm, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine include claritin-d, zyrtec-d, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, sudafed. Read more...
Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and others. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a prescribed medication & helps if started within the first 48hrs of sx. It is considered safe for breast feeding. Most of the other otc meds have little to offer & those containing antihistamines can reduce milk volume.Ibuprofen and acetomenophen are also quite safe for breast feeding. Read more...